The Daily Populous

Monday July 8th, 2019 night edition

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To our 2019 World Cup Champion @USWNT: you have inspired the entire country — and New York City knows how to celebrate champions.

We’ll see you Wednesday at 9:30 AM for the Ticker Tape Parade down the Canyon of Heroes.

#OneNationOneTeam — Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 7, 2019.

The oldest player to score in a Women's World Cup final, she struck a familiar victorious pose with arms outstretched.Lavelle, at 24 the team's up-and-coming star, added a goal on an 18-foot left-footed shot in the 69th after a solo run up the center of the field.Fans, many dressed in red, white and blue, chanted "Equal Pay!"

at the final whistle, a reminder players sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in March claiming gender discrimination.Rapinoe drew the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump during the tournament by saying she and teammates would refuse to visit the White House, part of the team's wider push for gender equity.

Former American players joined the current generation on the field for the postgame celebration. »

Festival charges double ticket price for 'non-people of colour'

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The controversial pricing plan has led to one artist pulling out of the event, saying she was "enraged" by the policy.

There were also some "POC" tickets which were free but they have now sold out.

It was not immediately clear what the method was for confirming race and identity of ticket purchasers. »

Plant-Based Meat Is About to Get Cheaper Than Animal Flesh, Report Says

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In the report, Specht outlines the obstacles that plant-based food producers face when aiming to compete with meat companies.

“Lowering prices would just lower their revenue, which would, in turn, hurt their ability to scale and meet demand,” Specht said.

“It’s all but inevitable that the plant-based meat industry will eventually be cost-competitive with conventional meat. »

Almost 50 Percent of New Cars Sold in Norway Are Fully Electric, Tesla Model 3 Tops the List

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Tesla's Model 3 was Norway's top-selling vehicle, the Norwegian Road Federation (NRF) said when announcing the latest sales data on Monday.

In total, 48.4% of all new cars sold from January to June were electric, surpassing the 31.2% seen for the full year 2018, and making oil-producing Norway the global leader in per-capita electric car sales by a wide margin.

Brands without fully electric offerings, such as Ford and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz, have seen sales drop, although Ford and Mercedes are among several auto makers that have promised to offer electric cars in Norway from 2020. »

African leaders launch landmark 55-nation trade zone

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AU commission chairman Moussa Faki dubbed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) deal a "historic" moment.

It took African leaders four years to reach an agreement on the continental free-trade zone, which is expected to usher in a new era of development in Africa.

The AfCFTA is the largest trade bloc since the creation of the World Trade Organization in 1994. »